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How to stop using strings for view and controller names

How to stop using strings for view and controller names

A T4 template to save you some time from using strings for your view paths and controller names. Partially based on T4MVC, but with some twists to make it simpler and more flexible.

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A richer Block List view in the Umbraco back office

A richer Block List view in the Umbraco back office

A general-use, custom block view for the back office that can list the block doctype, number of sub-items, and also images and titles for sub-items.

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How we handle SEO and general page properties in the uMazel Starter Kit

How we handle SEO and general page properties in the uMazel Starter Kit

See how we implement and standardize (well, attempt to) SEO and other related page properties in Umbraco, aiming to provide as full control as possible to content editors.

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Hiding unpublished variants from the content tree

Hiding unpublished variants from the content tree

A simple-ish way to have those annoying unpublished variants that you often find in Umbraco ML environments out of your way - temporarily.

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Caching Umbraco nodes for use in multiple places

Caching Umbraco nodes for use in multiple places

Have a lot of "special" nodes on your site that you need to reference every now and then but you don't want the delays associated with traversing the whole document tree to find them? We'll show you a way to make this easier by caching them for easy retrieval. Strongly-typed models are required for...

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A link to rule them all

A link to rule them all

An internal - external - file link property, complete with alt/title and custom attributes, based exclusively on Nested Content, together with a simple API to use its values into your Razor templates.

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A simple way to hide fields in the Umbraco back end

A simple way to hide fields in the Umbraco back end

A (fairly) simple way to get some not-needed-for-now document properties out of your way by hiding them in the back end without the need to delete them.

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An SQL script to get all dictionary items for all languages in a single table

An SQL script to get all dictionary items for all languages in a single table

Wouldn't you like to have all dictionary items on a single table that you could paste inside a spreadsheet? Even if you wouldn't, your clients probably would.

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